Mountain Cove High School began operations in the 1992-93 school year as the district began to explore the possibility of initiating an alternative secondary school for at-risk students. The school is for students in grades 11-12 who are at the risk of dropping out of their home school. It features a library and a computer lab. Child care facilities are available for students who have children, and a cafeteria has also been added. GED classes and testing are available to students.